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CNET Live - Episode 79

A nice mix of questions today, including SATA drives that can't be formatted properly, how to run DVD backups on Apple TV, and more.

A nice mix of questions today, including SATA drives that can't be formatted properly, how to run DVD backups on Apple TV, and more.

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First Look

Windows & Ultimate Build 6801

Best of the Web

Noteflight

Insider Secrets

Create a multiroom iTunes music system

Discussion

Is Theora the video codec that will save us from the tyranny of video incompatibility? Your video calls

Rob's question: You can watch converted DVDs on Apple TV in several ways. Brian explained a way to use iTunes. You could also put them on an external drive, AppleTVHacks.net has a solution for that. Boxee is another solution, if you can get into the private beta.

Your calls
Looking for a good MP3 player for Linux? I like the Archos 605 WiFi, though it is a little bulky and pricier than the iPod Touch. You can use the iPod Touch with Linux, but it takes a little work. Here's a HowTo on syncing the iPod Touch with Linux.

Michael was having problems getting Windows to recognize all the bytes on his hard drive. Others who've faced this issue have had to tweak a registry setting to enable 48-bit LBA support. Here's a thread on Annoyances.org and another on Tech Support Guy that deal with this issue.

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